Senators Launch Inquiry Into ‘Stalled’ Caterpillar Tax Probe

PEORIA — Two U.S. senators are investigating whether former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr improperly interfered with a federal probe into Caterpillar’s tax practices. In March 2017, federal agents raided Caterpillar’s now-former world headquarters in Peoria, as well as facilities in Morton and East Peoria, as part of an investigation into the company’s alleged funneling […]

Senate Confirms Merrick Garland To Be US Attorney General

WASHINGTON  — The Senate has confirmed Merrick Garland to be the next U.S. attorney general with a strong bipartisan vote, placing the widely-respected, veteran judge in the post as President Joe Biden has vowed to restore the Justice Department’s reputation for independence. Democrats have praised Garland, a federal appeals court judge who was snubbed by […]

Milhiser Resigning As U.S. Attorney

SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois will leave at the end of the month at the request of the Biden administration.   John Milhiser took over the federal post in October of 2018.  But with a new president, change is coming.  Milhiser called it an honor to serve.  The former Sangamon County […]